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February 1, 1951
China as an aggressor is proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly during the Korean War.
February 15, 1951
The dispute involving the New Zealand waterfront begins today and lasts for 151 days.
February 27, 1951
The presidential term is restricted to two terms by the 22nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.
March 14, 1951
Operation Ripper of the Korean War results in the United Nations capture of Seoul.
March 29, 1951
The 23rd Academy Awards Best Picture is won by the film All About Eve.
April 11, 1951
General Douglas MacArthur is alleviated from his Far Eastern commands by President Truman.
April 18, 1951
The Coal and Steel Community of Europe is formed by the implementation of the Treaty of Paris.
May 14, 1951
Talyllyn Railway in Wales runs the first volunteer passenger train.
May 15, 1951
The seizure of the government of Bolivia occurs.
May 21, 1951
The first showcase of the 9th Street Art Exhibition occurs as a breakthrough of the New York School.
June 14, 1951
The U.S. Census Bureau dedicates UNIVAC.
July 10, 1951
Kaesong holds the beginning of the armistice negotiations of the Korean War.
July 26, 1951
Alice in Wonderland makes it's debut in London for the first time as the 13th animated film made by Walt Disney.
September 8, 1951
A peace treaty with Japan is signed by 48 different nations in San Francisco, California.
October 3, 1951
Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hits a home run at the end of the ninth inning that ends up winning the National League pennant, known as the Shot Heard 'Round the World'.
October 15, 1951
CBS premieres the first episode of I Love Lucy.
October 16, 1951
The Palace Theatre in New York debuts Judy Garlan's first concert.
October 24, 1951
The end of the war with Germany is officially proclaimed as over by President Truman.
October 26, 1951
The re-election of Winston Churchill as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom takes place.
Dwight D. Eisenhower forms the Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University in New York.
December 17, 1951
The United Nations receives a petition against genocide of African Americans, referred to as "We Charge Genocide."
December 31, 1951
The expiration of the Marshall Plan occurs at the $13.3 billion mark distributed in foreign aid used to rebuild Europe.